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Title:CELEBRATION OF BASTILLE DAY IN COURSEULLES (PART 4) [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 82-7
Summary: Additional coverage of the procession to the War Memorial at Courseulles and the football match played between a local team and Royal Engineers during Courseulles' Bastille Day celebrations.
Description: The Mayor of Courseulles together with the French naval captain of La Combattante and a Colonel from 21st Army Civil Affairs leads the procession of war-veterans, French naval troops, ex-prisoners of war and 'Les Pompiers', the local fire brigade, to the 1914-18 War Memorial where wreaths are laid in tribute to the soldiers killed in the town and on the beaches on D-Day. After the ceremony both the procession and the spectators head back into Courseulles, passing British officers standing by No 31 WT Group RE Headquarters. At the football match, pipers of the 8th (Liverpool Irish) Battalion King's Regiment parade before the game commences and during half-time. Among the spectators watching the game are British troops and sailors from La Combattante together with a British Army Colonel, a Royal Navy Beachmaster Captain Colin Maude, and Free French Captain Massignie sitting in an amphibious jeep.
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Army Film Unit (Production company)
Palmer, F A W (Production individual)